The greatest investment – Yourself (Succes at Work Series)

We all want to be rich. And many falls for get-rich-quick schemes.

It is unfortunate. Instead of getting richer, they got poorer with no real returns.

Do you know that the easiest way to ensure sustainable growth in your income and earning potential is to invest in yourself?

Yes, the journey will be longer. But once you get it (through continuous experiments and learning), you would have acquired the skills needed to stay resilient even during bad times.

Get-rich-quick schemes will ultimately be just schemes. If they provided riches for some, they were lucky to not have been burned. But why depend on schemes when you can rely on the most reliable source, yourself?

To kick-start this series, the first thing we want to focus on is MINDSET.

There are a lot of books out there on this subject matter. In a nutshell, always learn to see the positive in any situations.

If you got a failure, ask what you have learnt.
If you are stuck, ask what you can do differently.
If nothing seems to be going right, ask if it is time to take a step back and reflect.

The questions we ask ourselves are important and all these starts with our MINDSET. If we have a mindset of blaming others, we will find the faults of others instead of reflecting inwardly and make a proactive choice towards change.

This series will be interesting, I want to make it as accessible and easy to understand as I can.

The journey will require commitment but I am sure if you move along with me, you will come out better. You will be the bright light your company will come to appreciate.

Buckle up and come take the ride with me.

Damian

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Rise above unfairness

Do you know that there is a great equaliser for the “unfairness” that many seems to be complaining about?

What is more beautiful is that this equaliser is in all of us!

So what is this great equaliser?

*Drums roll*

POWER OF CHOICE

You heard it right! It is the power of Choice! And I am going to explain why, so it will be placed in the right perspective for you to gain this liberating power.

Say you are working in a company where the boss shows unreasonable favoritism to a particular colleague. Not only that, the worse thing that could happened is that this colleague of yours hate you so badly, maybe because of your effective work planning. The thing is because of your effectiveness, it takes more effort for her to continue being the great worker in the eyes of the boss.

Adding on to the fact that the boss never appreciates your effectiveness, you wonder how you can rise above this unfair situation.

This is when the power of Choice comes in handy. Instead of feeling defeated and negative about the situation, you always have a choice to change the course and re-write your story. You can either have a genuine talk with this boss and find out whether you are in his long term plan or you can realize that enough is enough, you are going to start looking for a place that values your contribution. Either way, you are making proactive steps towards your success.

So when unfairness abound, know that you always have an equaliser, and that is your power of choice. Having said that, do note that this equaliser gets more valuable and effective when you invest in yourself and start to increase your skills and differentiate yourself from the rest. The more skillful you get, the more effective your power.

The power is in you to overcome many things. The more you invest in yourself, the more powerful you get.

Don’t let anyone belittle your contribution. No matter how small it may seem at this present moment, it is bringing value to the bigger picture of life. Will share more on this in a separate post.

Have a beautiful week ahead!